Today I am driving down to Portland. I considered going down yesterday (Friday), but it was too complicated with other stuff that was going on – so I decided that going on Saturday would be the best option.
I have had plenty of time over the past 2 days (it’s amazing how much time those runs started to take up – I didn’t really realize until I had 2 days in a row with no work outs!) to contemplate the race, should I do this, do that…. BLAH! While I am slightly nervous because I have no idea what to expect, I am SO EXCITED!
What I HAVE been thinking about is how I am going to CELEBRATE finishing the half marathon. I have mentioned this before: it is SO important to celebrate an accomplishment, no matter how big or how small. I prefer to celebrate without food! (free download about it)
Here are some of the things I am contemplating….
I have been wanting to add a pair of booties to my wardrobe for sometime, I just hadn’t found a pair that matched my style and what I was looking for. These seem pretty perfect…
I think a pair of wedge high-top sneakers would add the perfect style touch to my Lorna Jane workout clothes when I go from the gym to the street… what do you guys think? Again, I have been looking for a pair for a long time, but hadn’t found a color/style that didn’t make me feel all “ghetto fab”. I like that these ones are mostly black.. and they are on sale (even better)!!!
A pair of personalized Nikes…. did you know you can go to Nike iD and personalize a pair of shoes??! They have almost every shoe model available. I love Nike Free for almost anything, weight lifting, general lifestyle wear, a casual walk or short run… the list goes on. I had WAY too much fun playing with color combos… talk about a hard decision. You can also put words on the tongue of the shoe….it can say whatever you want…ahhhhh so many ideas!
An iPad air….. I don’t think I need to explain this haha. Sometimes you just need something in between your phone and your computer. Due to the price point I would probably count it as a partial Christmas gift too…
This iPad case has my name ALL over it! Gold sparkles!?! Pink accents?!? (insert heart eyed emoji here) Obviously this would be if I got an iPad or iPad mini… but seriously, how cute is this case??
You know what makes this even better, is since the half-martathon is in Portland, there is NO sales tax! hehe. I will have plenty of time on Sunday after the race to peruse and figure out what I will purchase…
I plan on crushing the WHOLE 13.1 miles and seriously celebrating afterwords. I do not wish to celebrate using food because I personally find non-food rewards much more satisfying. They live on longer than the moment you eat…they serve as a memory of the accomplishment and are, in my opinion, much more exciting to look forward to. (check out my free download on non-food rewards here)
Be SURE to check back here on Monday because I will have a whole recap of the race, Portland visit and of course I will let you know which of the things listed here I chose for myself!